BBG made it all the way to Sundance Film Festival to support our Tiny News friend Luella Brien of Four Points Media.Brien is the central narrator as the crew follows her as a journalist in the Showtime docu series that raises awareness of the stories of missing and murdered Native American women: "Murder in Big Horn."
I was also there to support the world premier of "King Coal," a documentary film directed by West Virginian Elaine McMillion Sheldon that features your truly (for a second) and a host of BBG’s friends and writers like Shelem, Rusty Williams, Lady D, Doris Fields and so many more! "King Coal" is a who’s who of West Virginia creatives and activists in front of and behind the cameras. The film is a masterpiece! It’s breathtakingly beautiful and youl’ll feel the past, present and future of Appalachia as Elaline narrates her cinematic love letter to home. I cried from the beginning to end, and ironically it was the sound of Hoppy Kercheval, a familiar voice moving through a car radio on screen that set off my emotions.
BBG will be sharing more information on the upcoming West Virginia screening of "King Coal."
My Sundance recommendations that are available via the Sundance on-line feature:
"Murder in Big Horn"
"King Coal "